The Queen to miss Festival of Remembrance following doctor’s orders

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Photo credit: FRANK AUGSTEIN - Getty Images
Photo credit: FRANK AUGSTEIN - Getty Images

It has been confirmed that The Queen will not attend the Festival of Remembrance after doctors have advised her to take two weeks rest.

An official statement has been released by Buckingham Palace and reads: "Following on from their recent advice that the Queen should rest for a few days, Her Majesty’s doctors have advised that she should continue to rest for at least the next two weeks.

"The doctors have advised that Her Majesty can continue to undertake light, desk-based duties during this time, including some virtual audiences, but not to undertake any official visits. Her Majesty regrets that this means she will be unable to attend the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday, November 13.

"However, it remains The Queen’s firm intention to be present for the National Service of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday, on November 14."

This news comes after it was confirmed that the Queen would not be attending the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, in Glasgow which began yesterday (31 October).

A few weeks ago, her Majesty was admitted to London’s King Edward VII private hospital after she underwent “preliminary investigations” for an unspecified ailment, which was confirmed not to be related to Covid-19.

At the time, The Prime Minister was quick to send his well wishes, saying: "I think everybody sends Her Majesty our very, very best wishes. And certainly we have from the Government. But I'm given to understand that actually Her Majesty is characteristically back at her desk at Windsor as we speak. But we send her every possible good wish."

Since then, Her Majesty is said to be in good spirits and has been undertaking light duties from Windsor Castle.

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